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Adley Stump and Joe Diffie Honor Oklahoma Tornado Victim’s Family

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For those of you who follow Adley Stump on Twitter and Facebook, you know she has been updating her social media pages over the last week, saying that she stole Joe Diffie‘s new Nissan and is on the run with the truck. Yesterday, Adley updated her followers, advising that Joe found her and his Nissan and that the two would be heading to their home state of Oklahoma to do something very special later that night. And special it was, indeed.

As you all will recall, in May 2013, Oklahoma City and its surrounding areas were devastated by a tornado, which claimed the lives of many. One of the victims of the storm was third grader, Antonia Candelaria, who went to elementary school like every other day and, along with six other students, never came home.

While driving around in the Nissan, Adley stopped in six cities in three different states, telling the Candelaria family’s story. Her final stop, with Joe in tow, was to meet the Candelarias and present them with a brand new, fully loaded Nissan Titan. Adley expresses her gratitude to Capital Mortgage, Nissan, and Joe Diffie, as well as her fans, for their support for making this happen for the Moore, Oklahoma family.

Thank you to Adley for taking us on her journey over the last few days and sharing with everyone her selflessness as she reached her destination. If you have learned one thing this week, let it be to always hug your loved ones before you part ways and that, despite the negativity in this world, there are more wonderful people, like Adley and Joe, out there than people who bring us down.

Our continued thoughts and prayers go out to the Candelarias and the other victims of the Oklahoma tornado. We hope the Candelaria family makes many incredible memories with their new Nissan Titan!

“The Voice” Returns For Season 5

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The Voice returns on September 23rd! Raise your hand if you’re excited. Did you do it? Ok, good!

The original gang is back together for Season 5… Blake Shelton, Adam Levine, Christina Aguilera, & CeeLo Green all return to their awesomely cool spin chairs.

NBC also just announced the teams’ advisors for this cycle. Music legend Cher will assist Blake, OneRepublic’s Ryan Tedder will join Adam, Ed Sheeran will work with Christina, and Miguel will team up with CeeLo.

Shelton has won the past three season of The Voice. The only other coach to take home a win is Levine for Season 1. Can Blake do it again?!

Tune into NBC on Sept. 23rd for the new season of The Voice.

And in the meantime, check out this hilarious promo:

Cassadee Pope Releases Her Debut Album Tracklist

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As you all know from a story we posted last week, Cassadee Pope is leaking tracks from her debut album, “Frame By Frame,” every two weeks. Now, Cassadee has released the titles of the eleven songs on her album, due out in stores on October 8th. The track list is as follows:

1. Good Times; 2. Champagne; 3. Wasting All These Tears; 4. I Wish I Could Break Your Heart; 5. Everybody Sings; 6. You Hear A Song; 7. This Car; 8. One Song Away; 9. Easier To Lie; 10. 11; 11. Proved You Wrong

Cassadee Pope Gets Personal with Rolling Stone

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Cassadee Pope recently sat down with Rolling Stone to discuss her up and coming country music career. In the article, Cassadee discusses the overwhelming interest of people regarding why Cassadee chose to travel down the country music path, rather than continuing down the path she previously trekked.

For those of you who don’t know, Cassadee was previously involved with a band called Hey Monday, which is best known as a former opening act for Fall Out Boy and Yellowcard, as well as part of the 2010 Warped Tour bill. Now, since her Season 3 win on NBC’s The Voice, Cassadee has been exploring her country music options, ultimately choosing to sign with a major Nashville label (Big Machine) and record a country album (Frame by Frame, due out on October 8, 2013). Cassadee explains to Rolling Stone that her decision to embark on a country music career was personal, as the genre is allowing her to tell stories, get personal, and experience a new-found sense of vulnerability.

Cassadee Pope Leaks New Music

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Winner of NBC’s “The Voice”, Cassadee Pope, will be releasing her debut album, “Frame By Frame,” on October 8th. In order to get fans excited for the release, Cassadee has taken song leaking into her own hands. Every two weeks until the October 8th release, Cassadee will release an additional track from “Frame to Frame” on iTunes! The first of the many tracks to be leaked, “You Hear a Song,” is now on iTunes for download.

Head over to iTunes and get your sneak peek of Cassadee’s first solo project! And, remember to check back every two weeks for another new track off of “Frame to Frame”!

EXCLUSIVE: Interview with Jared Blake

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Long before The Swon Brothers and Danielle Bradbery brought country music to NBC’s The Voice, country-rocker Jared Blake was representing country music for “Team Blake” on Season 1. During his time on the show, he worked closely with Blake Shelton, was mentored by Reba and won fans over with his own unique spin on songs like “Use Somebody” and “Not Ready to Make Nice.”

Since appearing on The Voice, Jared has been featured in magazines, touring, and releasing music, with his new single “Countryfied” recently hitting radio. We had a chance to chat with Jared and catch up on what he’s been up to and what the future hold.

KIC: For those readers who may be ‘meeting’ you for the first time in this blog, can you give us a little bit of a back story as to how you began performing?

JB: I started in church. Sang my 1st country song in the 8th grade for the school talent show. “Don’t Rock the Jukebox” by Alan Jackson. The girls screamed and I was hooked.

KIC: You appeared on the first season of The Voice and were a member of “Team Blake.” What was the best thing about that experience and what did you learn from the show?

JB: Reba told me I was exactly what she looked for in a artist and not to change a thing “You’re perfect” she said. It doesn’t get much better than that.

REVIEW: Adley Stump’s Debut Single “Like This”

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If you know anything about NBC The Voice alumnae, Adley Stump, it is that she is the epitome of “a little bit country, a little bit rock ‘n’ roll.” So, what do you get when you add Adley’s fun personality, unique style, and Oklahoma roots? You get Adley’s debut single, “Like This.”

Adley’s eclectic “Like This” has the confidence and attitude of a P!nk hit, the rock ‘n’ roll feel of an Ashlee Simpson (pre-hillbilly dancing on SNL) jam, and a country twist that is incomparable to anyone else on the scene. In fact, it would not surprise us in the least if “Like This” catapulted Adley into country music stardom and served as a catalyst for the next crossover sensation! Play this song on your iPod while you exercise, belt it out when driving in your car with your windows down, or request it at a country bar … the bottom line is, if you want to dance, sing along, and have a great time, you too will love Adley’s single!

“Like This” will be available on Tuesday, July 30th, through all major distributors, including iTunes and Amazon. If you “like this” review enough to download Adley’s single next week, make sure to let us know what you think! We can’t wait to hear your reviews!

Jared Blake from NBC’s The Voice Releases First Single “Countryfied”

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Long before country was a mainstay on NBC’s The Voice, Jared Blake brought country to the small screen as a member of Team Blake in 2011. Now Blake has released his first single “Countryfied” to radio, with an album to follow. The track was produced by Grammy-winner, Skidd Mills (Saving Abel).

Blake is currently performing on his nationwide “Countryfied Tour” promoting the single and playing live shows at some of the nations’ largest events and biggest stages. He has recently performed alongside of Billy Currington and Jerrod Niemann.

For more information on Jared Blake, please visit: www.jaredblakemusic.com, Facebook & Twitter. You can also download his new single here.

Hunter Hayes Celebrates First No. 1 Album With ‘Encore’

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The talented and ever adorable, Hunter Hayes, has his first number one album with Hunter Hayes [Encore]!

Encore is a re-release of his self-titled debut album and sits at the top of the Billboard Country Chart this week.

The album features eight new or re-recorded songs as well as collaborations with Jason Mraz and Ashley Monroe. The album also includes Hayes’ current single “I Want Crazy”, which is quickly approaching the top of the charts. The single sold 100,000 copies just last week alone, and was number one on the iTunes singles chart after his performance on The Voice last week.

The Grammy nominated singer will be hitting the road for his CMT On Tour: Let’s Be Crazy tour this fall. Monroe will be joining Hayes as the opening act, and the tour will kick off in Knoxville, TN on October 10th.

Congratulations, Hunter, on your number one album!

For tickets and more information visit: HunterHayes.com and CMTonTour.com.

Gwen Sebastian’s Album Out Tuesday

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Our friend, Gwen Sebastian‘s, self-titled album will be released this Tuesday, June 25th!

Distributed by Warner Music Nashville, the album includes the lead single, “Suitcase,” which Sebastian co-wrote with songwriter, Nicole Witt. The song has been getting high praise since its release, and you realize why once you hear it. Sebastian’s vocals are powerful, and her country twang and personality shine on the track. The record also features special guest, Miranda Lambert, and Sebastian’s parents provide background vocals as well.

As you know, Sebastian gained popular recognition when she appeared on Season 2 of NBC’s The Voice as a member of Blake Shelton‘s team. Since then, Sebastian has been busy working on her album, touring extensively with Coach Blake as a background vocalist, and doing her own solo shows. She will also be opening select dates on Lambert and Dierks Bentley‘s Locked and Reloaded Tour this summer.

Congratulations on the release of your album, Gwen! We’re very excited for you.

Make sure you grab your copy on Tuesday!

Check out “Suitcase”: